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SqlSelectWhere ( _selectField ; _whereField ; _operator ; _whereValue )

sql select where

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  Sample input:
SqlSelectWhere ( project::projectName ; project::projectNumber ; "=" ; 124 )
  Sample output:
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  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

***Generic SQL select where function***

SqlSelectWhere ( _selectField ; _whereFIeld ; _operator ; _whereValue )

To use it in a calculation field and get data from a foreign table, use getfieldname ( table::field ) at _selectField

To get multiple fields in the result use getfieldname ( _selectField1 ) &","& getfieldname ( _selectField2 ) &","& …….

To use an extensive statement leave the _whereField and the _whereValue empty and write your
own statement. To check the statement put "@" in _whereValue


Example in a Script:
SqlSelectWhere ( project::projectNumber ; project::startDate ; ">" ; '01-01-2020' )
SqlSelectWhere ( project::projectNumber ; project::startDate ; ">" ; global::date )


Example in a calculation field:
SqlSelectWhere ( getfieldname ( project::projectNumber ) ; project::startDate ; ">" ; '01-01-2020' )
SqlSelectWhere ( getfieldname ( project::projectNumber ) ; project::startDate ; ">" ; global::date )

Example multiple fields (for both scripts an calc fields):
SqlSelectWhere ( getfieldname ( project::projectNumber ) &","& getfieldname ( project::projectName ) ; project::startDate ; ">" ; global::date )

Example of an extensive sql statement:
SqlSelectWhere ( GetFieldName ( Content::text ) ; "" ; 'SqlField ( Content::date ) & " < '07-06-2020' or " & 'SqlField ( Content::date ) & " > '11-07-2020' " ; "" )

Example of showing the sql statement:
SqlSelectWhere ( GetFieldName ( Content::text ) ; "" ; 'SqlField ( Content::date ) & " < '07-06-2020' or " & 'SqlField ( Content::date ) & " > '11-07-2020' " ; "@" )


To create a robust extensive sql statement you have to use an extra CF ( 'SqlField with parameter _field ) to get the robust fieldname:

Let ( [
¬isFieldName = GetFieldName ( _field ) ≠ "?" ;
¬fieldName = If ( ¬isFieldName ; GetValue ( Substitute ( GetFieldName ( _field ) ; "::" ; ¶ ) ; 2 ) ; _field ) ;
¬result = Quote ( ¬fieldName )
] ;
¬result
)

 

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